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Norwegian-Scottish Friendship Our Association, which meets in Edinburgh, is one of 7 Norwegian-Scottish friends societies in Scotland. There are also societies in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dunfermline, the Highlands, Orkney, and Shetland, as well as the students society, NORSA, in Edinburgh.    

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Norway’s tartans Norway enjoys a long tradition of tartan. A tartan ‘mønster’ – not a euphemism for Scotland’s ‘Nessie’ – is a tartan ‘check’ or ‘skotskrutet’. Several Norwegian tartans, both tradtional and contemporary, are registered in the Scottish Register of Tartans, the national repository of tartan designs maintained by the National …

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Bergen refuge for fleeing Scottish Marquis John Graham, 1st Marquis of Montrose (1612-50), Covenanter turned Royalist, was forced to flee Scotland after defeat at the battle of Philiphaugh. Choosing to escape to Norway, he had his men search all the coast and harbours to the north of his Montrose home …

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Syttende Mai i Edinburgh Edinburgh’s Syttende mai parade – the 17th May or Norwegian Constitution Day parade traditionally takes place along the capital’s main thoroughfare, Princes Street. At the boom of Edinburgh Castle’s ‘one o’ clock gun’, the pigeons fly and the parade begins!

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Norwegian Princess – Scottish Queen Margreta Eiriksdatter – ‘The Maid of Norway’, was the daughter of Eric II of Norway and the granddaughter of Alexander III of Scotland. On the death of her Scottish grandfather, the young Norwegian princess inherited the Crown of Scotland and preparations were made for her …